5 Science and Technology Netflix Documentaries You Must Watch

Yusuf Yücel

Yusuf Yücel

Blockchain ve Kripto Para - Bitcoin - Teknolojisi Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

21 September 2021

I’m here with 5 documentaries on science and technology that you must watch on Netflix.

1) Banking on Bitcoin (2016)

IMDb Rating: 6.6
In the 2016 production by Christopher Cannucciari, almost all the names that come to mind when Bitcoin is mentioned are in front of the camera. Starring Charlie Shrem and Erik Voorhees. Don’t be fooled by the 6.6 score on IMBb, I can easily say that it is the most successful study in its field. With Banking on Bitcoin, you can witness how Bitcoin emerged as an idea, to FBI pressure and finally to become a worldwide phenomenon.

2) The Secret Rules of Contemporary Life: Algorithms (2015)

IMDb Rating: 7.5
We embark on a journey with mathematics professor Marcus Du Sautoy to better understand the mathematics at the center of the universe. The famous professor reveals the secret world of algorithms in a way that everyone can understand.

3) Mars (2016)

IMDb Rating: 7.5
Mars, Elon Musk and National Geographic trio come together! In 2033 – the very year Elon Musk dreamed of conquering Mars – efforts to colonize the red planet are gaining momentum. In this documentary drama produced by National Geographic, facts are combined with fiction, while events take place simultaneously in the present and in 2033.

4) Silicone Cowboys (2016)

IMDb Rating: 6.8
In this short documentary made in 2016, we witness the story of Compaq Computer and its three founders. I can safely say that this short but impressive story is my favorite on Netflix. In 1982, the passions of the three founders of Compaq Computers against the industry-leading IBM and its perception that it is never displaced…

5) Steve Jobs: The Missing Interview (1995)

IMDb: 8.1
What did the future look like in 1995? We listen to the answer to this question from Steve Jobs. A long-term interview takes place with Jobs when he left Apple and ran the company called NeXT – in 1995. However, this interview, whose original recordings have been lost, is only presented to the audience in its full form in 2010. This interview of Steve Jobs, taken 6 months before he returned to Apple, shows his foresight very well.

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